Now that most polls are including Fred Thompson in their polls, even though he has not even formed an exploratory committee, I think it is fair to say that Thompson needs to make a decision ASAP. He is taking support, but is not open to criticism because he is not running, any candidate who sees Thompson as a threat can not make a move agaisnt him without looking weak. Thompson has no exploratory committee, has no committed fundraisers, no money, no staff, and is facing a shrinking pool of donors and campaign staff. To me, that does not look like a candidate-to-be, yet he continues to be treated like he is declaring next week. Thompson needs to decide: either declare, and be forced to campaign and face criticisim like every other candidate, or make it clear that he is not running, and remove the uncertainty.